On December 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced its final determinations in the antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations of imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil (AD only) and China (AD and CVD). Commerce made a negative final determination in the Brazil investigation, while its determinations for the China investigations were affirmative. See the fact sheet for a summary the final cash deposit rates and margins.
As a result of the negative determination in the Brazil investigation, Commerce calculated and assigned final dumping rates of 0% for the Brazilian mandatory respondents and all other Brazilian exporters. In the China investigation, Commerce calculated and assigned a final dumping rate of 44.60% (33.87% adjusted for subsidies) to mandatory respondent Fujian Yinfeng Imp & Exp Trading Co., Ltd./Fujian Province Youxi City Mangrove Wood Machining Co., Ltd. Commerce calculated a China-Wide entity rate of 230.36% (219.63% adjusted for subsidies), which also included mandatory respondent Bel Trade Wood Industrial Co., Ltd. Youxi Fujian. All non-selected Chinese exporters/producers which applied for a separate rate have been assigned a rate of 44.60% (33.87% adjusted for subsidies).
Commerce calculated and assigned final subsidy rates of 20.56% and 252.29% to exporters/producers Fujian Yinfeng Imp & Exp Trading Co., Ltd. and Fujian Nanping Yuanqiao Wood Industry Co., Ltd., respectively. The latter rate of 252.29% was based on total adverse facts available. Commerce assigned a subsidy rate of 20.56% for all other Chinese exporters/producers.
The ITC is currently scheduled to make its final determinations on or about February 11, 2021. If the ITC makes affirmative final determinations of material injury to domestic industry, then Commerce will issue AD and CVD orders instructing Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to collect deposits based on the applicable duty rate. If the ITC makes negative determinations of injury, then the investigations will be terminated.
Husch Blackwell is monitoring the outcome of the AD and CVD investigations closely and will provide an update on the ITC’s final determinations when available. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding Commerce’s final determinations pertaining to imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil and/or China, please contact our International Trade and Supply Chain team.